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8 of the Best Ski Resorts Now Open
Can’t wait for winter? Looking for an early season getaway? News of BIG North American snowfall is filling up our inboxes and many resorts are already open – or will be very soon!
The 2015/16 ski season is well and truly underway and things are off to a cracking start in the USA and Canada. Resorts in Europe aren’t far behind, with cold weather and plenty snow in the forecast – over a metre is predicted to fall in Avoriaz this coming weekend!
Here’s our pick 8 of the best ski resorts now open:
1. Lake Louise, Alberta:
Boasting one of the longest winter seasons around, Lake Louise is always one of the first resorts to open. What’s more, at least 50cm of snow is expected to fall in the new few days.
EPIC USA Road Trip
The incredible EPIC Season Pass is perhaps the best ever season pass money can buy – at just £461 for unlimited skiing in 11 resorts spread over 3 countries, it’s simply unbeatable. I wanted to see if we could plan a viable road trip to take in the best of Colorado, Utah and California in an Epic USA Road Trip.
Remember to sign up for Epic Mix to view your ski stats and pics throughout your trip…
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Colorado: Storm of the Century brings over 70cm of fresh snow!
Ski resorts in Colorado, USA have just witnessed one of the biggest storms in many years in what has been dubbed the ‘Storm of the Century’. There were accumulations of over 60cm of snow in 48 hours in Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Vail and Keystone! These are the largest snowfalls since the 2000-2001 winter season and totals for the 48 hour period to the 31st January were:
- Vail: 66cm with 5,289 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 31 lifts.
- Beaver Creek: 71cm with 1,832 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 24 lifts.
- Breckenridge: 81cm with 2,907 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 35 lifts.
- Keystone: 68cm with 3,058 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 19 lifts.
The only way to do justice to this amazing news (save for booking a flight and getting out there to experience it for yourself!) is to marvel at some awesome photos from the last few days:
Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 – London 1st-3rd November
Gareth and Andy are heading to the Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 at Earls Court 2 in London this week. They’ll be working alongside Whistler on Friday 1st November and will be on the Vail Resorts stand on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November.
Pop along to say hello and learn all about the 2 new lifts opening at Whistler this winter, discover what Peak 6 means for Breckenridge in 13/14, find out all about the very best discounts on offer or simply get some ideas for your holiday to Whistler, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Canyons, Heavenly or Northstar. What’s more, benefit from exclusive prices on Epic Passes!
Epic skiing, Epic value
Vail Resorts, who own Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, as well as Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California, are currently offering their guaranteed best pricing on their various lift pass products, including the Epic Pass, for winter 2012-13. The passes offer exceptional value for money at eight of North America’s top resorts.
An Epic adventure…
Superlatives can be overused in the ski industry. We are sometimes guilty of bigging-up things as ‘awesome!’ or ‘fantastic!’ and that means that when you need a really big impact word – well… where do you go?! So with this in mind I headed out to Colorado to check out some of the Vail Resorts family and see if their ‘Epic’ tag rang true…I wasn’t disappointed.
The Vail resorts portfolio includes Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone and the Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, as well as Heavenly and Northstar in California. Each resort has its own character so there’s no ‘production line’ feel to things but the Vail Resorts brand does assure the guest of consistently high levels of customer service and excellent on-mountain facilities. Their Rock Resorts hotel brand maintains these standards off the slopes too. Read the rest of this entry »